Learning from the Present and the Democratic Conception
sam. 16 février à 18:30
We're discussing chapters 6 and 7 of Democracy and Education by John Dewey. Chapter 6 is mainly a critique of Johann Friedich Herbart, a Swiss neo-Kantean philosopher whom Dewey credits as an originator of pedagogic method. He argues against Herbart's belief that the mind is formed from the spiritual heritage of past, writing that the "great advantage of immaturity, educationally speaking, is that it enables us to emancipate the young from the need of dwelling in an outgrown past." Please note that this group has participants not on Meetup and will not be cancelled because of a low Meetup response. We'll meet in Room 2 of the Information Commons which is located at the rear of the first floor lobby in the Brooklyn Public Library. Refreshments are available in the cafe.